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The brand new HD GoPro Hero won't turn on. I charged one battery in camera, the other in the battery back, both inicate they are charged. It just doesn't respond. There is a small flash from the led when the usb cable is attached while the battery is installed. That led flashes if the battery isn't installed, so the camera isn't totally dead. I have tried it with or without an SD card. I have contacted Gopro support, but it seems like it's a common problem judging by forums. Any ideas.

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If this is a new camera then I would put in in the box and return it. This sounds like it could be the small fusses (not user replaceable) on the board or a problem with the cpu or power section of the camera. The fuses pop on quite a few cameras and will show about the same life. If it is under warranty then I'd not mess with it too much and get a replacement or a refund. If this is a real common issue then it indicates a design flaw so you might exchange cameras and end up having the same problem again.

If this were a older camera I'd suspect the battery's needing replacement. Since it is new then it has to be something a bit more serious.

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